Giveaway: WIN a R1500 voucher from Volpes Linen

February 8, 2016   /   bynatalie  / Categories :  Personal

I have to admit that for me, one of the very best things about travelling, is coming home. Home is where your cats wake you up at 5am, where your bathroom has full-sized bottles of your shampoo and conditioner, where you have more than 3 pairs of shoes, where you can cook in your own kitchen and invite people to drink wine around your dining table until the early hours. Most importantly, it’s where you can sleep in your own bed.

Let’s face it, the gypsy life is exciting, but there’s nothing like crawling into your own bed, snuggling up to fresh linen and sleeping off your travel-weariness.

Today I’m giving away a R1500 voucher for Volpes linen, who recently launched their online shop.

Their Under The Sun collection features botanicals in pastels and gentle hues against crisp white linen, duck egg and charcoal and pretty florals.

Volpes Linen florals

Their City Slicker collection features geometric prints, stripes and bursts of lime and yellow.

Volpes Linen City Slicker

Their range of Moroccan designs with the Terracotta prints and Tangier Blue hues of the “Marrakesh” range will keep your travel memories alive while you plan your next trip.

Volpes Linen Marrakesh

Of course, I’m a big fan of all white linen. 

Volpes Linen all white

But I could definitely be swayed by this grey set of jersey knit linen for winter.

Volpes Linen all grey

WIN A R1500 Voucher from Volpes

To enter, just comment below and tell me, what makes your house “home” to you? I can’t wait to read all your answers!

*Competition only open to South Africa. Competition closes at 12pm on Friday, 12 February 2016. Winner will be announced and notified on Monday, 15 February 2016.

84 comments

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    Lauren Potgieter / 08 Feb

    I have just moved into my very own little home for the first time in my life! No more house mates and I am just loving having my own space. My house is a home because everything in it was hand-picked by me. I have no one else’s designs or ideas taking over my space, and it is now a 100% reflection of me! I have collated furniture and finishings from friends and family, which is great as they infiltrate my life simply when I am sitting at home. My house is a home because it calms me, it’s my place of refuse and reflection. Making your house a home is simple: bring in pieces of you and the ones you love in order to feel comfortable in your own space!

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    kate / 08 Feb

    Home is where you treat your family like friends and your friends like family <3

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    Marina Vermeulen / 08 Feb

    This is a sign.

    I was just looking at their stuff yesterday. Their block out curtains are the best there is, and that’s exactly what makes my home home: the fact that I can create peace and quiet; a true sanctuary in my bedroom, just by closing the curtains and blocking out the outside world.

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    Carla Bekker / 08 Feb

    My mother always says, you know you’re home when your paintings are on the wall and your carpets are on the floor, and I couldn’t agree more, but I would like to add a few things.
    Home is where your wifi connects automatically.
    Home is where there is ALWAYS ice cream in the freezer.
    Home is where my pot plants thrive.
    And finally, home is where every single cloth item has at least one cat hair on it.

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    Jo-Ann / 08 Feb

    The smells of good food cooking, especially when it is my husband behind the stove…and our beautiful Calico cat sitting on a bar stool at the kitchen island watching dad cooking up a storm…and of course me with a big glass of red wine! That is home to me.

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    Jess / 08 Feb

    Been living in my little studio apartment for the last 3 years, and what makes it home is all the memories I’ve made there. (Building up my indoor plant collection helps too)

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    Bianca / 08 Feb

    For me it is the smell and feeling of walking in and knowing ‘this is home’.Opening the curtains after a long day and just being able to fall on your bed and take it all in.Home is the place that I miss after being away for a while. There is nothing like home!

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    Talitha / 08 Feb

    What makes our house “home” :
    In our House…
    We do REAL
    We do MISTAKES
    We do I’M SORRY
    We do SECOND CHANCES
    We do FUN
    We do HUGS
    We do FORGIVENESS
    We do REALLY LOUD
    We do FAMILY
    We do Love 3>

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    Ulrike Lustig / 08 Feb

    Well, after living in apartments for many years, never quite being able to make it “home” and having now finally bought our first home – we’ve realised that our home is our place and that we can make it our own with no excuses, hang as many pictures on the wall as possible, have as many pets as we want and mismatch just as much as we damn well please. It might sound lame, but it’s you in the form of a building, materials & pretty objects and man, it makes me SO happy!

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    Lindsay / 08 Feb

    I think that home is definitely where the pants aren’t. And, quite simply, by that I mean that home is where you can be unapologetically yourself, surrounded by whatever it is that is beautiful to you. My home can be a person, a place, a book…. but my favourite part of feeling at home, is going to bed with amazing new bedding 😉

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    Gillian McLaren / 08 Feb

    Message. Although I enjoy each item in my house, what makes it home is people: my husband and son and those who visit. 💐

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    Catherine Edwards / 08 Feb

    Nothing makes a home like the smell of an amazing meal coming from your own kitchen with good friends standing around talking and laughing, my cat at my feet, music playing loudly and a full glass of Chardonnay.

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    Bella / 08 Feb

    Home to me is where I am my best self.
    It’s the place where I can take off my bra, put on sweats and listen to Drake while drinking whisky and having a cry if I feel like it. It’s also where I can get all dressed up and have the people i love most over for a dinner where I can experiment with new dishes, which usually ends up in way more wine than anticipated with impromptu dance parties that usually end up with someone throwing it down on a table. It’s also my blank canvas where i can transform my space in ways that inspire me- whether it’s new plants, art or (hopefully) new linen. It’s the place where I do my best creating and writing. It’s a hideout when it needs to be, a cocoon when it needs to be, a dance floor when it needs to be and a haven for friends and family when it needs to be. My home is everything to me.

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    Veronica Holliday / 08 Feb

    I’ve lived on my own since I turned 18, and now almost double that amount years later, I’m finally able to do the little things at my place that reflect ME (minus roommates and family members etc).
    I’m heading into a new home soon with my other half, for the 1st time in my life too – so that’s exciting but SO scary as well since I value my own space so much (being on your own for too long will do that!)
    A new linen set would be IDEAL obviously!

    Mostly, coming home after spending the weekend away (him and I do the JHB/Pta commute weekly), I open the front door in anticipation and I swear I hear the whisper ‘welcome home…’
    It’s not really something that can be explained, but Natalie you sum it up pretty well with ‘it’s where you have full sized bottles of shampoo!’

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    Robynne / 08 Feb

    Home is where I get to spend my time with all my favourites! Relaxing, celebrating and making memories 🙂

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    Jessica Rohrer / 08 Feb

    Message

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    Kristi / 08 Feb

    The mess. Yep. The mess. The place can go from spotless to messy in a few seconds and immediately goes from feeling like a house to a home. You can always be relaxed in my home, and never feel awkward and out of place. And that’s why we could do with some new linen too! 😛

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    Liezel Thomas / 08 Feb

    home for me is my bulldogs wet slobbery kisses and my boyfriend’s warm embrace… that aaaaaaah moment when you walk in <3

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    Tessa / 08 Feb

    I feel like my home is an ever-changing space… every day is new and subtly different than the day before, changing with my moods, shifting with the light, morphing with the seasons ~ it’s really a character of its own. But there’s something very grounding about the ebb and flow, the order and the chaos. It’s that feeling of ‘okayness’ every time I walk through the door…. no matter what kind of a day I’ve had, I can literally hear the walls saying “everything will be okay” whenever I arrive home. Unless that’s just the creepy guy who lives under the stairs *definitely kidding* 😉

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    Jessica Rohrer / 08 Feb

    I’ve lived in the same flat since I was 18. What can I say, I got lucky. Through the 8 years and just as many flatmates, I would have to say what makes it home is also what makes it ours, the story we tell through the art on our walls. I’ve been lucky enough to receive artworks from an array of talented friends, old roommates and lost lovers. They range from illustrations, to abstracts and my favourite – a beautiful piece my dad made while simply trying out new pens.

    It’s cluttered but it’s light. We see sunsets over Lion’s Head and the sunrise over the city. It’s homed many people – for years, months and sometimes just a few nights. We can see the stars from the balcony and hear the hustle and bustle from the city below. It’s no magazine flat, but it’s ours and it’s filled with great memories and a whole lot of love.

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    Lieza Timms / 08 Feb

    I want to say linen because I really want to win this prize hehe, but honestly what makes a house a home, is the people. Nothing beats coming home to someone you want to come home to and that includes my cat. Also the lighting, loads of natural light coming through and I’m a happy girl. 🙂

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    Jodi Kruger / 08 Feb

    What makes my home is the constant shenanigans of my 6 cats. Always busy, talkative and lovable. I can not even go on holiday and fully enjoy it because I don’t have them with me.

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    ursula / 08 Feb

    Hi Natalie,

    My flat is a BIG work in progress, its a mix of items I purchased myself and furniture passed along form my parents and tons of my own DIY projects.

    What makes it home is that’s its all me and it might not be the newest or the best BUT its a work in progress just like my life and I need to remind myself of that fact often or else I go crazy and overwhelmed with all of the stuff I still want and need to purchase.

    My old flat mate moved out recently and I’m using old bed linen modified as makeshift curtains in the lounge atm. (so embarrassing! )

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    Jackie K / 08 Feb

    What makes my house feel like a home is all the photos of special people in my life

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    Gina / 08 Feb

    My home is where there is perpetual sand on the floor, cat hair drifting throughout the house, a puppy vying for attention, at least 1 dirty dish in the sink.. but where I can hear the ocean waves at night, where my friends feel comfortable enough to open my fridge, where my boyfriend and I run into each other trying to cook a meal in our tiny kitchen, and where I get to cuddle with my small collection of furry pets. It’s tiny but I love it!

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    Jocelyn Stiebel / 08 Feb

    Home is stepping over the threshold and smiling at the walls/sighing with relief, relaxing the shoulders, kicking off those shoes, flopping onto that bed covered in brand new Volpes Linen and breathing in the all too familiar scent of where you want to be always, all at the same time.

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    Dominique / 08 Feb

    Home is cooking dinner with red wine and music on, barefoot and having the occasional dance between the stove and the counter.

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    Nicole Jansen van Vuuren / 08 Feb

    A home to me is my safe haven, where I can have free reign and decorate my little personal space that reflects my personality. It’s also a place of love and laughter ♥ Our home might not be the best or the biggest but that’s what sets it apart from the rest, it is OURS and it truly is a home at heart 🙂

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    Tamsin / 08 Feb

    My flat became a home when I started buying and putting up art. For me this is the best way to put a stamp on your space and make it feel like a reflection of you and your style. I have started framing everything from prints I buy online and photographs to cards I’ve received, and prints by local artists.

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    Nina du Plessis / 08 Feb

    My house is my sanctuary and that makes it my home. I love kicking of my shoes and taking off my bra when I get home after a long day. I love my loved ones that fill my home, the memories that we make, the laughter we share, dancing around bare feet, pillow fights, cooking dinner together and then the quiet after a full day when little faces rest peacefully while the moon shines through the curtains.

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    Jenna Manthe / 08 Feb

    My cat makes my home 🐱🐱🐱

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    Antoinette / 08 Feb

    What makes my house an home is my pets and my boyfriend. I will be nothing without them! So think i need this Linen for my home to make it even more special!

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    Audrey / 08 Feb

    Home for me is chaos, calmness, happiness, sadness, cleanliness, messiness, laughter, tears, sickness, healthiness, family, animals, all wrapped together with a good dose of LOVE and CONTENTMENT 😀

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    Antoinette / 08 Feb

    Home is were the heart is! My house is an home becoz of my pets and boyfriend and the fact that we buy something every month to make our little place more special and homy

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    Gina / 08 Feb

    My house is made home by:

    My collection of books (dog-eared fiction, art books from museum shops, overpriced hardcovers because I couldn’t wait for the paperback to come out);

    An IKEA light I lugged back from New York, almost being thrown off a plane in the process (it didn’t really fit the hand luggage specs),

    Plants I’ve actually kept alive (Delicious Monsters and cacti FTW),

    Furniture I’ve scrimped and saved for, as well as much appreciated donations from my parents;

    and the possibility to change things up, whether that’s inviting people over for dinner, painting a wall, buying new scatter cushions or moving stuff around.

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    Marelke / 08 Feb

    Definitely the people in it! Family!

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    Bredine / 08 Feb

    Home, for me, is where you can return to every night, where you can kick off your shoes and push your troubles aside. Where you can be at your most productive, or too lazy to even get out of bed, and it wouldn’t matter, because it’s your home and it’s where you can just be you. It could be big, small, old, new, bare, colourful, full of people or just you alone, but home is where you go – your sanctuary – where you are who you truly are. And everyone’s home is different, but your home is your own, it’s you.

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    Dylan Rohleder / 08 Feb

    My partner recently moved in with me and we have been decorating it “together”. We each add a little bit to it, but what really makes it our home is our Disco Dining Room. Here is where we have Disco Dinners with friends thanks to the spotlight and disco ball that hangs in the centre of the room. It’s the best and with some candle is the best mood lighting. After dinner, a flick of the switch turns on the motor and rotates the ball. this is also the time when our hips rotate and we do awkward, drunken dance moves while wearing hats and wigs from the hat rack.

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    Louise de Waal / 08 Feb

    Home is sitting on my stoep overlooking False Bay with a cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc in my hand, chatting to my soul mate and having my two kitties rolling around at my feet. Oh yes, not to forget the various strays that we seem to adopt, including two tortoises and the neighbouring cat 😉

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    Chelsea Harvey / 08 Feb

    What makes it “home” for me is that it is the place filled with things and people I love. Beautiful things I have chosen to be around and things that make me happy. It is the place where I regain my sanity after a hectic day teaching and it is the place I always look forward to going to. Everything in it has been put there for a purpose, a memory or just a positive vibe! When I think of home and all that it holds (my precious family, sausage dogs and items) and represents – I get that warm and fuzzies like no other place can give!

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    Chelsea Harvey / 08 Feb

    Totally meant *those warm and fuzzies!

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    Teagan Cunniffe / 08 Feb

    Home is where I find my cats entwined in a ball of warm, purring fur on my bed, sleepily opening their eyes in greeting. It’s where I know where all the coffee cups are with my eyes closed, and where the smell of dinner wafts out of the kitchen before I even reach the door. It’s where my family are, the people who know and love me best, and where my heart is happy.

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    Nicole / 08 Feb

    It’s all the small pleasures in life that give me the good feels. I love coming home after work, picking fresh herbs for dinner and enjoying series on the couch with a glass of Chardonnay. Being surrounded by my artwork, pot plants and cookbooks is what makes me happy. Being able to share meals and unwind. And scatter cushions of course!

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    Sascha / 08 Feb

    Home is where I sleep best – and I really like sleep. Home is where my children are and where we cuddle under the covers, rubbing our legs across the sheets and inter-twining our limbs in wriggly little knots and fits of giggles. It’s where we dive down and listen to raindrops on the roof or feel the cool breezes of summer as the windows fly open and the birdsong filters in. Home is the nest of my heart.

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    Louise / 08 Feb

    aaahhh home –

    home is where wifi connects automatically,
    where my favourite coffee mug greats me every morning by my bedside {thanks to a wonderful husband who gets up 5minutes before me},
    where I get to open a fridge and have a LITRE of cold milk waiting for a pink Nesquik mix,
    and lastly home is where I get to do laundry whenever I want because I don’t have to wear the same thing in a few days again 🙂

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    Emlyn Thomas / 08 Feb

    Family makes our house a home

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    Arno / 08 Feb

    home is where I can wash my own car 🙂

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    Louise / 08 Feb

    Home is where I have a bathroom mirror fitted to my height…
    Where I can do laundry once a week because I don’t have to wear the same outfit in 3 days time again and where I have more than enough milk for my coffee ^^

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    patricia wood / 09 Feb

    Home is where the heart is

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    Marlett / 09 Feb

    Photographs, photographs and more photographs!

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    Jane Paterson / 09 Feb

    My childhood home on the farm with my parents and our family dogs will always be ‘home’ for me – Probably till my boyfriend and I can eventually afford our own place. Renting can really dampen the decor ideas sometimes!

    Nothing beats the sigh of relief when you walk into your family kitchen and see your mom making dinner or something delicious for tea. One of my best feelings is sleeping in my childhood room (and bed!). I kinda believe my dreams are sweeter when I’m home.

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    Rentia / 09 Feb

    I’ve been trying to simplify our life, getting rid of stuff that just clutter and make me feel heavy and depressed.

    Finally, our house is starting to feel like a home where we can relax and reenergise.

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    Jenna / 09 Feb

    What makes my house a home? Well, I could be cliché and say the person I share it with (my handsome fiancé), I could say our belongings and the way we have decorated our space, I could say that after 3 years, how could it not be home?

    What makes it home is all of the above but also because it’s where I get to be my most authentic self, no holds barred. I can spend the day in my pyjamas with no make-up, I can try out a new recipe without pressure to get it right, I can spend hours practicing photography without anyone judging, I can nap whenever I feel like it (and you know how comfy bedding helps with that), I can dream my wildest dreams and believe they could come true!

    It’s where I can host my nearest and dearest, even though our space is small, it’s where I can have a dance party in my lounge just because, and it’s where we’ll spend most of our days as newly weds!

    I love my home and would love to indulge in some new linen before we get married <3

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    Megan Jonkers / 09 Feb

    My family and my bed that makes me feel more at home than anything else:)

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    Tarah Darge / 09 Feb

    Nothing like coming home to our two kitties (very familiar with the 4/5am wake up call) stretched out on the couch, cracking open a bottle of Chardonnay and enjoying our patio in peace. We have just started Air BnB-ing our second bedroom out of necessity and are really feeling a bit cramped and weirded out. Some lovely fresh linen would really help us to feel new again after they leave 🙂

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    Lorien Bolus / 09 Feb

    No shoes, no shame and lots of laughter. All the people that I love and anyone else is welcome. A place to chill and enjoy each other. That’s what makes our house a home 🙂

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    Lize Hartley / 09 Feb

    Cats.

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    Anoushka Nell / 09 Feb

    Home is where I can walk in my pj’s all day if I want, where we ALWAYS have good filter coffee in stock and where I see my baby girl’s toys hidden all around the house…

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    eerleth / 09 Feb

    Ola!

    Firstly, love the blog!

    Home is where I can be a total and utter sloth/neat freak and crazy naked lady!

    =)

    That’s just me, always call before barging in on me at home! = )

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    Meg / 09 Feb

    Home is where I can take my bra off and not get weird looks, where my cats are allowed to sleep in the basket of clean, folded laundry. My home is the place that I probably should invite people to more often, but I kind of like having the place to myself. The place I cook too much food and then eat it all, and hide in bed for hours afterwards – until I cook and eat some more. A part of me still sees my mom’s house as my home, but I won’t tell her that ‘coz then she’d ask me to come over more often and I’m lazy and comfy at home, so rather not.

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    Tracy Jacobs / 09 Feb

    There are 4 of us who officially live here with the 2 girlfriends being here unofficially most of the time, so we have dinner together and catch up on all the news of their days…..I try to get rid of clutter and mess but it comes back again….but it won’t be long and they will have moved on then it will just be the 2 of us. And that’s home! Family, friends, meals, laughs, hugs and love ❤️

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    Chloe / 09 Feb

    Home is where my dog opens my bedroom door by herself and heavily flops herself on top of me for a cuddle. Best alarm clock ever!

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    Ross / 09 Feb

    Because I’m away from family, it really is my dogs which make a place home 🙂

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    Jackie / 10 Feb

    I know I’m home when I open the bedroom door to find that Dog has been tucked INSIDE the duvet cover all day long. Not underneath. Inside.

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    Bianca C / 10 Feb

    I am by my very nature a home-body so for me, home is that feeling of exhaling all of the stresses and strains of busy life as soon as I walk through the door. It’s being able to kick off my shoes and feel the parquet floors underneath my feet
    . It is the magnificent couch which allows me to just stretch out and veg out. It’s feeling safe and comfy. It’s cool sheets on a hot night and fluffy blankets when it’s cold. It’s the decadence of lying in late on Sunday mornings with a book and coffee. It’s where I am the truest version of myself.

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    Uviwe / 10 Feb

    What makes my house “home” to me is the wonderful smell of home cooked food in the evenings, the fruity smell of wood polish in the living room, the lavender smell on my linen and towels in the linen cupboard, the mirroring shiney tiles on the floor and the warm relaxing baths that scream loudly at the end of each day “Welcome Home”

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    Joni / 11 Feb

    I feel at home where I can kick me shoes off and walk around barefoot – I do it every day! 💛💛💛

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    Ryno / 11 Feb

    Home is where I have my big comfy bed, surrounded with all my orgonite. Home is where I meditate the best, as you are at easy at home, I can do my yoga and make mistakes and laugh thinking how the people at the gym would have laughed at me. Home is my sanctuary, using the fresh herbs from the garden to make some yummy spicy spaghetti sauce, filling the bird feeders, watching my cat stare at the birds on the bird feeder with such utter lust in her eyes ( as of yet she has not attacked any of the birds, she is to lazy to get up from her pillow ) home is where you feel at ease.

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    B / 11 Feb

    a GOOD Gin 🙂

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    Sarah / 11 Feb

    HOME – a poem

    Just what makes a house a home?
    A place that you can call your own?
    Somewhere you can be yourself,
    A comfy couch, a full bookshelf.
    Somewhere you can wax your legs,
    The smell of breakfast: toast, fried eggs.
    Somewhere you can cry and cry,
    Over spilt milk or the wrong guy.
    Somewhere you can laugh with friends
    Drink wine and practice your backbends.
    Somewhere you feel safe and sound
    When Eskom power cuts abound.
    Somewhere where the walls are hung
    With photographs of family fun.
    Somewhere you can hide in bed –
    Nowhere you’d rather be instead!
    Why is that the perfect place,
    Better than any other space?
    Well obvs because of Volpes linen
    Yup – the kind that I’ll be winin’.

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    Leila Bonmariage / 11 Feb

    I have grown up in a house of many cultures and nationalities. We have moved countries, cities and homes many times. The one thing my mother has always managed to do, regardless of limited funds or unfamiliar environments,was make each place feel like home. A safe place where you feel warmth and comfort and where you are surrounded with the things and people you love. Being back in South Africa and starting out my ‘adult’ life, I have slowly tried to make my flat a home And to have a base for my scattered family and friends to come and share time in a space filled with warmth and love. Two kitties now occupy the space with me and it’s gradually becoming what my mother always said a home should be.

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    Tayla Calcott / 11 Feb

    Having my own space to decorate and express my creativity however I want! There’s nothing better than relaxing in a beautiful room😍

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    @CarlaSteenkamp / 11 Feb

    So what makes a place a home? I read through the comments and I think wow…sounds deep, sweet and poetic…

    But let’s be real… Home is not neccesarily nice…

    It’s the place where you are vulnerable, happy, sad, pure, dirty, confused, messed up, have peace…

    I’ve been a follower of you for quite some time, &loved seeing you be real – away from and at home…

    But where is home – we follow you on twitter, we read your blog… And what I’ve seen; home is where you love…

    We’ve seen you lose love & we’ve seen you find true love again…

    I don’t know you but you showed me what home is, as the statement rings true: “a home is where the heart is”…

    And our hearts can be everywhere…but then you see two strangers online who truely love each other, the real deal kinda love…

    Love that is true, beautiful, sometimes messy but mostly raw….

    Home is where the heart is….

    Your heart with the one you love…

    Love is where you smell him…

    And what happens in our dreams or in reality between the sheets….

    Your love inspires me, and when I pull my new Volpes linnen over my head as I drift away…I hope that I’ll too, one day…find a love which I can call home…

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    Daniela Cardoso / 12 Feb

    Home is where I feel safe and secure. I love the feeling of warmth, like a great big hug. Such a comfortable and relaxing space to be in. Sundays are for relaxing and I tend to laze around in my nightie until about noon, either reading a book or watching my favourite movie curled up on the sofa.

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    Elza / 12 Feb

    The smell of my own coffee brand in my plunger ☕️
    Hearing My dog’s wagging tail hitting everything at knee high level 🐶
    The comfort of sleeping on my own pillow. 💤

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    Simone / 12 Feb

    To me, home is the place where I can take off my bra after a long day of work. It’s the place where my husband pours us a glass of wine and we talk about how our day was. It’s the place where I cook us dinner and he helps me chop vegetables (poor thing can’t cook to save his life) and says he always gets the boring jobs. It’s the place where we fall asleep on the couch while watching series. It’s the place where friends and family come over and we eat way to much food and talk way too loudly. Most of all, it’s place where I’m free to be 100% myself without any reservation

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    Carrott / 12 Feb

    Definitely my kitties and the fireplace – Have never felt more at home than when I have both cats on my lap with a glass of wine in front of the fire!

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    Tania / 12 Feb

    The best thing about home is that you can take a paint brush anytime you want and completely change a feature wall in your house just because green makes you happy!

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    Cathy Badenhorst / 12 Feb

    My home is my haven, it is walking through the door and being embraced with warmth and comfort. It is a place where I can just be me. It is a home to celebrate good times with my loved ones, for friends and family to feel comfortable. It can be neat and organised or chaotic at times. A place where my cat does not get shooed off the couch. A place where you can curl up on the sofa or have an afternoon nap. A place with aromas of hearty home cooked meals wafting through, the smell of scones and biscuits baking away in the oven. It is a celebration of my life.

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    Carryn / 12 Feb

    My loving family makes my house a home for me!

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    Elana Shaw / 12 Feb

    Home is my two boys. My husband-Andrew
    And my little nunu Samuel. Where ever they are that’s where home is for me.

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    Laiqah / 12 Feb

    Our little family consisting of my husband, soon to be 3 year old son & myself moved into our first big house recently.
    We’ve been waiting patiently for 2 years for the plot we bought to have our dream home built on it and we couldn’t be more happier.
    In fact, my son nags to go home whenever we are out.
    Everything from the subway tile in the kitchen to the wood like floor tile was picked by us and it really is our dream home. Having moved from a tiny apartment where we all shared a room when my son was born to all this extra rooms and space is something we’ve come to love.
    My son has his own room and I’d love nothing more to deck out his room with his some cool linen, well I’d love it for my own bedroom too! 😉

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    Michelle / 12 Feb

    What makes a house a home?

    Well probably the endless to-do list of renovation. Doing room one for one

    And

    The smells of good food cooking. You know your home when you smell your moms signature food she makes.

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    Taryn Botha / 12 Feb

    There is nothing like the smell of your own house. It’s like a combination of stasoft and baking. Definitely makes my house feel like home.

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